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Submitted by William Hurd Fi... on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 20:45
School of Rock is really a school. As teachers we want to go out and learn new things to bring back to our classroom. What is really wild is when we attend a school that rocks. Literally rocks. Right now we are sailing in some pretty rough weather. Currently we have approximately 35-knot winds and 15-18 foot seas. Everyone is hanging tough though. A couple of my friends are having a little trouble with the movement of the boat but they are putting forth a strong effort to keep in the game.
Today we got to work with igneous rocks. We looked at a core that was recovered from the edge of a mid ocean ridge. This is a type of rock that I see very little of in south Alabama. At the bottom of the core was a really stunning Gabbro like I had never seen. I am used to the small samples in my rock box that I use in the classroom or the very weathered samples I have collected on some of my other travels. Seeing this one really reminded that I still have a lot to learn about my favorite subject.
Tonight the weather is supposed to get a bit worse, but maybe by tomorrow the School of Rock will not be rocking quite as much.